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Question by lovetohunt. Uploaded on October 06, 2009
I would say a fall-away because a wkisker bicuit takes away FPS.
It depends. Fall-aways are tend to be a little more forgiving because there isn't so much contact with the arrow and fletchings. However, the whisker biscuit doesn't have any moving parts, which is beneficial because any time moving parts are involved, you expose yourself to possible mechanical malfunction. It's the same dilemma hunters face when choosing mechanical vs. fixed blade broadheads. Personally, I use a whisker biscuit, but I'm thinking about trying a fall-away to see if it tightens my groups.
wvboy1022 is right about FPS & the WB can tear up your fletching, but I still prefer the whisker biscuit. You can knock the arrow and still move your bow without having to worry about the arrow falling off the rest. Also, I like to walk sometimes--the WB lets me walk with an arrow ready. (If you have some $$ to spend, I recently saw a new high-tech rest that surrounds the arrow on 3 sides AND falls away--I can't vouch for it--I'm still using the whisker biscuit).
I prefer simple and the whisker biscuit is just that. As to accuracy, I installed a whisker biscuit on my indoor target bow and shot the 8 week league and averaged 300-57x exactly the same as my average with my very expensive indoor custom metal launcher rest. The only issue that I have ever had with the whisker biscuit is a noise and that was corrected by using a liquid wax lubricant on my arrows. I haven't used the drop a way's enough to say that they are either better or worse than a biscuit. I've heard very good reports.
I use Trophy Takers Fall away rest and it works great, no sound (I tied fleece strips on with serving thread), minimizes hand torque only negative on the drop away is not much to hold the arrow on. The wisker B is noisy, damages fletching and does not minimize hand torque. I have seen the full containment drop away, cant think of the name or the maker but it looks like it would work great.
I use the whisket bisket and like it , it will put waves in the fletchings if you shoot a lot.I am going to try a fall a way rest next summer, but I like the whisket bisket.
the hightech drop away whisker biscuit hybrid is made by tri-van. It is much like the hostage rest but when fired the whiskers drop away giving you quietness and speed while keeping your arrow safe from falling off.
I watched my son pull back on an elk and the noise made by the whisker biscuit scared it away.
After that trip we went to drop-a-ways.
While stalking or in a ground blind the rigid arrow in the WB prohibits easy movement in tight spots.
WB's tear fletchings.
I often wondered if the WB brissels would freeze in cold wet weather. Either way I do not like them.
Fall aways offer more accuracy but are more prone to having the arrow fall off. Whisker briskets offer a good hold on the arrow when moving but can harm arrows after a lot of shooting. It really just depends on where you are hunting(terrain, brush,need for movement etc)
whisker biscuit make nosie when drawing the bow rips your flecth and slow arrow speed due to drag shoot the graph to find out its true .also if the wb is better why are they makeing the new whisker biscuit hybrid is it not after all a drop way rest itself also . and as for the arrow falling off a drop away rest its called a arrow holder sticks on the risner holds the arrow firm will not come out untill bow is drawn $8.99 but you have to draw the bow smooth as you should any bow but with the wb you can jerk it back really fast like a made man i gess thats one plus if you cant draw a bow smoothly
drop away rest all around better and group better in my op
best of luck everyone this season
also left out i would rather have a tm hunter rest over the biscuit
Trophy taker makes a full capture fall away. I don't have one but do have a trophy taker. It has never failed me after thousands of shots. Wouldn't use anything else.
Fall aways- more accurate but easier to drop an arrow off when moving
WB- hold arrow tight, but are less accurate but can damage fletching after a lot of shooting
Wisker Biscuit all the way
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